Ithaca Falls on Fall Creek / City of Ithaca

Experience one of Ithaca's secret waterfalls this summer, a great place to stop and enjoy a picnic lunch or just relax with a good book! With a 150ft cascading fall, watch Fall Creek’s final plunge to Cayuga Lake. If you’re concerned about the environmental conditions, enjoy the view from the bridge.

Swimming prohibited. Dogs allowed on leash. No fee.

Fun Facts

With a drop of 150ft and width of 175ft, Ithaca Falls is the region’s most powerful and most impressive. By 1817, a half-dozen mills were operating here, their ruins are still visible on the south bank. The plunge pool is famous among anglers for lake-run trout and salmon. 

Trail Info

Easy trail, with the best view of the falls from the brdige over Lake Street or the foot path adjacent to the creek. The Trail is open year-round. Take caution as the main trail is currently undergoing environmental cleanup and construction

Directions from Ithaca

From downtown, take Aurora St. north 0.7mi to Lincoln St. Turn right, then take an immediate left onto Lake St. The falls will be on your right. Park on nearby city streets or the small lot adjacent to the falls.

Lake St., Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 272-1313
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